Hi all, I am a complete Linux Newbie.
I just installed Fedore Core 2 yesterday.
Laptop Install on a Compaq Presario 1900
Lucent Orinoco Silver 802.11b Wireless Card
Running a home network with a Linksys Wireless Base Station
I have been having problems getting my wireless connection to work:
At first the card would not start up (no lights), but I found the answer on another thread :
$/sbin/service pcmcia start
This got the card going - one light on solid. The blinking connection light is not on. Is there anyway not to have to type this everytime I reboot? Also, more importantly, now I am having problems configuring my wireless network:
I went to System Tools>Internet Configuration Wizard
Plugged in my wireless information (The Lucent Card comes up)
-Network Name: My Home Network Name
-Channel: The correct channel
-Key: Copied from the WEP Key setting on the router (64 Bit) 10 digits alpha/numeric
In the Network Device Control there were two devices listed:
Status / Device / Nickname
Active eth0 eth0
Inactive eth0:1 eth0:1
The second inactive one has the little wireless icon before it.
When I try to activate it, I get the following message:
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06):
SET failed on device eth0:1; Invalid argument.
Error for wireless request "Set Frequency" (8B04)
SET failed on device eth0:1; Operation not supported.
Determining IP information for eth0:1...SIOCSIFFLAGS: Cannot assign requested address
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Cannot assign requested address
Any help would be very appreciated!
This is my first time trying to install Linux. I have no command line background at all, but follow instructions well. Thanks in advance.